ETFs & Shares
The ETF and Shares tabs track your investments live and for all intents are identical as tabs.
Manual User Cells: β€’ ETF & Share Details in the Watch table at the top β€’ Purchase History in the Purchase History table towards the bottom

Introduction to the Tab

The ETF and Shares tabs track your investments live and for all intents are identical as tabs. At the top of the tab you have the Watch table, which holds information about your investments (both those you've invested in and haven't invested in but are following).
The Purchase History table contains a list of all your purchases to date. Based on these exact prices and dates the Sheet automatically creates a variety of performance statistics.

Adding a new ETF/Share to the Watch list

To start tracking a new ETF or Share that you own or have an interest in, simply start from left to right and fill out a new row. International holdings in an overseas currency are supported.
Column
Explanation
Ticker
This refers to the Stock Market ticker code. This needs both the exchange (ie. ASX, NASDAQ) and the holding code (ie. VGS). This results in a ticker of "ASX:VGS". If you are unsure of the ticker code for your holding, I recommend googling the Share price and finding these details (see below). Yahoo Finance IDs are also supported here.​
Fund Name (ETFs only)
This is purely a place to put the plain English name of the holding and serves no purpose other than making it easier to differentiate between funds.
Currency
This is the price that the holding is based in. For example if you have a AUD based sheet and own Apple Shares, you would enter "NASDAQ:APPL" as the ticker and USD as the currency. The Live Price will be the live Apple price automatically converted to AUD.
Target Allocation
For those who like to apply allocations to their portfolios to always keep all their holdings in a target balance, this is where you would set that allocation.
MGT Fee (ETFs only)
This is a place to put the management fee for a holding. This is purely cosmetic and to help you have an overview of fees in your funds.
Location (ETFs only)
This is a cosmetic field to help ensure you're regionally diversified. This populates the graphs on the right side of the tab.
Region % (ETFs only)
This is a cosmetic field to help ensure you're regionally diversified. This populates the graphs on the right side of the tab.
Sector
This is a cosmetic field to help ensure you're diversified across various sectors. This populates the graphs on the right side of the tab.
If you are unsure of the Ticker code, please Google the holding and find the Market and Ticker codes as below or on other various tracking websites:
Finding the Ticker "NASDAQ:APPL" via a Google Search

Buying and Selling

Every time you buy and sell an ETF or Share, you must enter it into the Purchase Table.
Column
Explanation
Ticker
This is a ticker matching the holding in the Watch table.
Purchase Date
The date of purchase.
Volume
The amount of units moved. This is a positive number when purchasing, negative number when selling.
Bought Price
This is the price you purchased/sold at.
Brokerage
The brokerage you paid. This should be automatically filled, but feel free to correct this value if needed.
Sold Units (if needed)
This is the column that automatically keeps track of how much of an original purchase you've sold. This should be automatically calculated based on the first-in-first-out (FIFO) principal. If you would prefer a system other than this, feel free to update this cell.
IMPORTANT: All ETFs & Shares that you still own (ie. have a positive balance for) and have a purchase history for must be in the Watch table. This is where the current price is fetched from.

Adding new rows to the Watch table

If you would like to expand the watch table, please follow the instructions below:
Step 1 - Right click on a row that contains a yellow holding.
Step 2 - Click Insert 1 above.
Step 3 - A new row should have been created but it will be empty of all formulas. To fill it with the correct formulas, right click on the row you clicked on in Step 1 and click on Copy.
Step 4 - Click on the empty row you created in Step 2, right click and click on paste.
This should expand the table and fill the new row with all the required formulas. Please repeat this as needed.

International ETF & Share Support

In the v2 version, the Sheet has support for including international ETFs and Shares and converting this live to your local currency. These assets are then included in your net worth with the current days exchange rate.

Step 1 - Entering an international asset into the Watch table

Example ETF/Share Watch Table in the UK Sheet
To enter an international asset into the Sheet, it must first go into the Watch table. As a first step, enter the assets ticker (column A) and name (column B). Lastly, enter the currency for the asset based on where it is priced (ie. USD for the NYSE - New York Stock Exchange) into column C. You can confirm this currency by searching for the holding and finding its listing price:
Example of finding the ticker and currency for NASDAQ:TSLA
As you can see in the watch table screenshot, the Live Price column will now display the current price in your local currency. If you take NASDAQ:TSLA as an example in the screenshots, the current price is $643.38USD, but the Sheet has display a converted value of Β£467.96 GBP in the Live Price column.

2. Entering purchases for an international asset

Example ETF/Share Purchase History Table in the UK Sheet
Entering in the purchase history of an international is much the same as as a local asset. The only distinction is the Order Price column. The order price must be pre-converted upon entering.
For example: You have the UK Sheet (GBP Currency) and purchased 10 Shares of NASDAQ:TSLA for $250USD. You would then enter Β£181.84 in the Order Price column.

Backdated Currency rates

For purchases made in the past where you need to lookup the exchange rate, you can use these resources:
In a future version of the Sheet support is being added to automatically convert past transactions.
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